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February 6, 2019

The 48th Bedford Spring Fours & Small Boats Head – Sunday 14th April 2019

Sunday 14th April 2019 – 2000m course downstream on the River Great Ouse

Race Information


This Head Race will be run under British Rowing’s Personal Ranking System, as defined in British Rowing Rules of Racing Rule 3.

Racing will be in eight divisions under the Rules of British Rowing, the British Rowing Rules of Racing and the RowSafe Code.

Division times

Division 1 09:00
Division 2 10:15
Division 3 11:30
Division 4 13:00
Division 5 14:15
Division 6 15:30
Division 7 16:45
Division 8 17:45.

Please note that racing in consecutive divisions is possible, though not recommended.
If you are unable to make it to the Start on time, you will be prevented from racing, and may not be able to race in a subsequent division unless there is sufficient space.

Entry Fees
Fours / Quads £40 (J14 & above)
Pairs / Doubles £20 (J16 & above)
Singles £10 (J16 & above)

Medals will be presented to each status winner where at least two crews start.
Entries will only be accepted via BROE, available at https://broe2.britishrowing.org/
We do not accept online payments from BROE, so please either send a cheque, together with a printed summary sheet showing your entries, to Bedford Head,c/o 8 Bower Street, Bedford, MK40 3RE.
{Please make cheques payable to: ‘Bedford Rowing Club’.}
Alternatively, you can pay for your entries by BACS Transfer – our bank details are on BROE. Unpaid crews risk exclusion from the Draw.

Entries will open at 10pm on Wednesday 27th February.
Entries will close when sufficient paid-up entries are received, or at 2pm on Sunday 7th April.

The draw will take place at 5pm on Sunday 7th April at Bedford Rowing Club
Telephone queries only (NOT for making entries) : (01234) 218148 / 353183.
Email: apr19@bedfordrowing.co.uk

See here for current entry statistics. Please note that there is a manual step our Entries Secretary has to do before this updates.

Important Documents
Information for Competitors

Local Rules
Welfare Plan
Safeguarding Children Plan+

Diversion at the lock.


We are reliant on the goodwill of Bedford Borough Council for the use of Longholme for trailer parking.  Access to this is via the small white bridge at the eastern (downstream) end of the course at the end of The Embankment, very close to the turn off from Longholme Way.

There is plenty of passenger parking available nearby at Aspects Leisure Park.

The riverside grass area is to be treated with respect and all litter is to be removed.

** We reserve the right to take action against clubs who disregard these requests.  **